The A, B, C’s (and D’s) of Medicare for Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized By Bob Stephen Laura recently started providing extra help to her 72-year-old mother who has Parkinson’s disease. Fortunately, the disease has been slow to progress, but lately her mom has needed more help to be able to continue living independently. Like most people age 65 and over, Laura’s mom has Medicare. Laura didn’t know much more about Medicare than its name, but realized she needed to learn more to ensure her mom could get the most out of her coverage. …

Aces Fans, Come Meet AARP at the Ballpark

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Discount admission to the ballpark awaits baseball fans age 50-plus in northern Nevada. The Reno Aces—a minor league team affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks—are offering buy-one-get-one-free tickets to AARP members at five home games, as the Aces take on El Paso, May 13; Tacoma, June 17 and July 8; Albuquerque, July 22; and Nashville, Aug. 26. AARP volunteers will staff a table in the concourse at each game, offering giveaways and information about issues important to Nevadans 50-plus, such as …

CARE Act (SB177) supporting family caregivers heads for assembly hearing

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving After passing the Nevada Senate with a unanimous vote, a bill aimed at helping family caregivers be better prepared to take care of loved ones at home, heads for the Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services next week.  Known as the CARE Act, SB177 would improve communication between hospitals and caregivers, ensuring the caregiver is notified when a loved one is discharged or transferred, and receives instruction on any after-care required at home – such as dressing wounds or …

Help family caregivers on your team with a free workshop

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Local Resources More than 500,000 Nevadans are family caregivers.  So if you’re a business owner or manager, chances are you have some on your team. They care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one – helping them with transportation, errands and medical tasks to help them live independently at home. This can mean extra stress, time away from work, and impacts to their own health. AARP Nevada offers a free 20 to 30 minute workshop that can help the family …

In Reno? Get to know AARP volunteer opportunities at a special evening mixer April 30

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

About AARP | Events | Volunteering Are you looking for ways to give back to your community? Interested in meeting new people at fun events? Join AARP Nevada for free appetizers at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 at Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar! You’ll learn about what’s happening with your AARP state office, and see if you’d like to get involved.  You would join a growing, fun group of AARP members who volunteer in the Reno/Sparks area. They make a difference in Nevada AND have …

Take me out to the ballgame! Boomer BOGO Nights at Reno Aces games

Posted on 04/11/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events AARP members, friends and family can get out to the ballgame this season with special Boomer Night discount offers for selected Reno Aces baseball games!  Be sure to visit the AARP Nevada concourse table at the game for information about upcoming events, resources and fun giveaways. Boomer BOGO Nights at Aces Ballpark AARP Nevada and the Reno Aces are teaming up to present a series of five Boomer BOGO Nights at Aces home games: Wednesday, May 13: Reno Aces vs. El Paso Chihuahuas Wednesday, …